on wednesdays i get to call in and talk with other missionaries who are raising support and preparing for the field. it’s a great way to feel encouraged by people that are going through the same things i am. this week bill opened up the call by talking about rainbows in genesis 9. i immediately smiled as he began to read… i can’t tell you how many times i have seen and talked about rainbows in the past two weeks, so the “coincidence” made me laugh.

“this is the sign of the covenant that i make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all future generations. i have set my bow in the clouds, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth… when the bow is in the clouds, i will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on earth.”

while bill read this scripture, i kept thinking of another book i’m reading about living life to trust God and what that looks like. rainbows remind me that God has made a covenant with me and that He will provide for me, but i think i need to respond to that promise with trust in order to really benefit from it. if God promises to care for me, but then i try to put all my trust in myself, it’s hard to experience the full blessing of his promise.

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